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#1 spudtrooper

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 14:58

Appears VLC launched a kickstarter program to port over to Windows 8 Metro

http://www.kickstart...xperience-metro

Glad to see some Windows projects starting to take advantage of kickstarter!


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:06

Hell has frozen over, About time they ditched the windows media player 1.0 look wonder if they will add an integrated library for tagged files like xbox video

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:12

Hell has frozen over, About time they ditched the windows media player 1.0 look wonder if they will add an integrated library for tagged files like xbox video

Man, you're in for a media manager, not a player.
VLC is a player, its "library feature" is just a little playlist on coffee (not acid, just plain coffee).

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:19

I've got a 22 hour flight coming up in two weeks and I'd love to have a full version of VLC on my Surface by then. Make it happen VideoLAN :laugh:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:30

This proves there is a market for Windows 8 after all.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:42

I've got a 22 hour flight coming up in two weeks and I'd love to have a full version of VLC on my Surface by then. Make it happen VideoLAN :laugh:

I'm jelly now... I wanna have a long flight to somewhere nice, too! :(

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:45

I'm jelly now... I wanna have a long flight to somewhere nice, too! :(

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I know what you mean about feeling like jelly as I haven't had a proper holiday in over a year.

I'm looking forward to reaching my destination but I'm not looking forward to the long flight. VLC on my Surface would definitely make it easier though ;)

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:48

I put in my contribution.. hope to see more Windows 8 / WP8 kickstarter projects

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:48

I know what you mean about feeling like jelly as I haven't had a proper holiday in over a year.

I'm looking forward to reaching my destination but I'm not looking forward to the long flight. VLC on my Surface would definitely make it easier though ;)

I love flights.
I love long flights.

I love traveling by train.
I love long train journeys - my best one has been my longest one that took about 14 hours. (from my place to Pistoia, Italy (Florence region))

I love traveling in general. The more the better.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:48

Off topic, but 22 hour flight...!? :s

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 15:55

This proves there is a market for Windows 8 after all.


How does this prove it? I have VLC on my RPi, does that mean there is a market for RPi? I have seen KS Projects for completely absurd things, that actually have backers. I am not saying this is one, but a KS Project, or the fact that VLC will work on 8, means nothing about the market, especially for an OS.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 16:07

How does this prove it? I have VLC on my RPi, does that mean there is a market for RPi? I have seen KS Projects for completely absurd things, that actually have backers. I am not saying this is one, but a KS Project, or the fact that VLC will work on 8, means nothing about the market, especially for an OS.

Honestly, I didn't have the balls to point that out, because I try to stay more diplomatic around here now and don't get my head into discussing W8 anymore.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 16:08

I love flights.
I love long flights.

I love traveling by train.
I love long train journeys - my best one has been my longest one that took about 14 hours. (from my place to Pistoia, Italy (Florence region))

I love traveling in general. The more the better.

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Yeah, I like long train journeys too. Especially long train journeys through Europe.

Flying does absolutely nothing for me unfortunately but maybe that's because I can only afford/justify paying for economy seats. 20+ hours in economy class isn't fun for me.

Off topic, but 22 hour flight...!? :s


London to Melbourne, Australia with a 2 hour change in Singapore. Last year I was stuck for 28 hours doing the return journey because of a storm over Abu Dhabi. I spent the whole time stuck on the plane with the exception of a 10 minute sprint between connections.

Needless to say, I'm really looking forward to Start Trek-style transporters :laugh:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 16:19

This proves there is a market for Windows 8 after all.

Just to play Devil's advocate, wouldn't the fact that teams are using a kickstarter project rather than just creating the application mean that they are testing the level of interest in their product, and seeing if it is worth the bother? Following on, wouldn't that mean that they are not sure about the popularity of Metro Apps (and possibly Windows 8) at this point in time?

That's what I got from this news article, anyway. The team aren't sure about the market for Windows 8 (or more specifically, Metro Apps) and don't want to "waste their time" building something that won't get used, so they've started this kickstarter project to find out.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 16:20

Meh. If VLC doesn't get the funding, who cares? Some other media player can make a Metro app., and that's what people will start using. It would be beneficial if VLC made one regardless, that is if they want to keep market share.



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